. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking.
R&B artist R. Kelly has been convicted guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor, bribery, racketeering,
and sex trafficking involving five victims after more than 25 years of allegations and a seven-week federal court trial in New York.
Kelly may face a jail term ranging from 10 to life.
As the foreperson read the jury’s decision to Judge Ann Donnelly, Kelly remained very motionless.
The racketeering allegation link to a total of fourteen alleged underlying actions.
The jury concluded that the government had proven 12 of the crimes,
involving five victims: Aaliyah, Stephanie, Jerhonda Pace, Jane, and Faith.
Sonja, an alleged victim, accus of two actions that were never shown to be true.
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(The majority of the claimed victims used first names or pseudonyms.)
Only two of the racketeering actions proven for the government to charge him with a crime.
Kelly was the leader of a criminal organization whose goal was to attract children,
boys, and women to the R&B artist for his sexual pleasure, also federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York successfully demonstrated to a jury of seven men and five women.
Kelly faces a second federal trial in Illinois on accusations of child pornography,
and obstruction of justice, in addition to awaiting sentence in this New York case.
Some of the allegations stem from a child pornography prosecution he acquitt of in Chicago in 2008.
Kelly also has pending criminal charges in Cook County, Illinois,
where he accus in February 2019 of severe criminal sexual assault involving four victims (three of them were children), and in Minnesota,
where he charge in August 2019 with participating in prostitution with a minor.
On May 4, the defendant will sentence in New York.
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